Sold Out! The 2021 AIALA Design Awards is sold out. We cannot not sell walk-up tickets. Thank you to everyone who has registered, all our sponsors for making the event possible, and the 2021 AIALA Design Awards Committee. You are fabulous!

Don’t miss out on the AIALA’s biggest fundraiser of the year! The Design Awards Party makes possible the Chapter’s extraordinary array of programming throughout the year: advocacy,  essential professional development programs, the fostering of next generation designers, and more!

Come together. Time to celebrate again. The AIALA’s biggest bash is even more bodacious this year, with a one-of-a-kind starlit night set at SoFi Stadium. Big, bright, airy, open, spacious–and ours for the night.

Theatre seating is out; meet + mingle time between each awards category is in! Be with colleagues, reconnect with life-long peers, or meet brand new fabulous connections against an energetic, electrifying new-era backdrop.  Raise a glass together and socialize in an airy setting.

Catch the announcement of the 2021 AIALA Design Award winners, toast the 2021 AIALA Presidential Honorees, indulge in site-specific libations and enjoy a twist on stadium cuisine.

Dress code? Fashion for a sweeping, translucent roof.

The 2021 AIALA Design Awards Party is presented by (longtime friend of the AIALA DAs) Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc.


Awards Ceremony / Thurs. Oct. 28, 2021 | 5:30P – 10P

Regular Price Tickets / end: Friday, October 15, 2021

Sponsorship Deadline / Mon. Oct. 4, 2021

Jury Day / Fri. Sept. 10, 2021



Inside Look: The Design Award Winners
a designer to designer conversation on design excellence

Were you mesmerized by the 2021 AIALA Design Awards winning projects? Don’t miss this deep dive into their design featuring: lively, one-minute talks on the architecture of each project which highlight how the designers resolved challenges, elevated sustainability goals, fulfilled societal aspirations, and achieved design excellence.

This lively and live chat on Zoom includes the 2021 winning designers, a talk with this year’s Gold Medal Recipient Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA, a Q&A/conversation with the audience and more!



A Designer to Designer Conversation: The 2021 AIALA Design Award Winners
What is design excellence in our era? Zoom in for a conversation with the designers of the 2021 AIALA Design Awards Winners. This special evening, four days after the AIALA's annual Design Awards party, features designers sharing insights on how they address the shifting challenges of our time, a Q&A with the attendees, and more.
2021 AIALA Presidential Honorees Announced
Fifteen recipients change the Los Angeles region through design and valuable contributions to the profession of architecture.

2021 Design Awards Jury
Kim Yao, AIA
Principal, Architecture Research Office
David Baker, LEED AP, FAIA
Principal, David Baker Architects
J. Yolande Daniels
Founder, studioSUMO West and Co-Founding Design Principal, studioSUMO New York

2021 Next LA Jury
William O'Brien Jr.
Principal at WOJR, Associate Professor at MIT, & Director of Design at Samara
Gregory K. Williams, AIA, NOMA
Co-Founder & Principal Architect, MASS Architecture + Design
Nina Cooke John, AIA
Principal, Studio Cooke John

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Submission Due: Monday, August 2nd, 11:59PM

Starting June 1st, registrants will receive an “additional entry form” from Submittable, which is essentially a link by which to submit all required materials and information for your project. Please find the links to the submission materials below:

+ Call for Entries (closed)

+Submission Requirements

+Presentation Template

+2030 Commitment




Please find below helpful documents and links to assist with becoming a 2030 Signatory and how to submit your project on the ddx platform.

+Step by step instructions for the 2030 Commitment and DDX Platform

+Video tutorial on how to submit your Design Award Build project on the DDX Platform

+Design Awards Sustainability Submission Clinic. Monday, June 7th at 5PM